Book Cover The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams
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The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Mazarkis Williams picked deserts and Arabian inspired culture as a setting for his debut novel The Emperor’s Knife. It’s a refreshing change from the medieval based setting that most of the fantasy authors use. Add to this two magic systems: Commanding one specific element (fire/stone/air..) by forming symbiotic relationship with elementals; Spell-casting by drawing intricate …

Book Cover Stranded by Anne Bishop, Anthony Francis & James Alan Gardner
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Stranded by Anne Bishop, Anthony Francis & James Alan Gardner

Stranded is an anthology containing three science fiction stories featuring young adult protagonists (16 years or so) who are stranded in space and placed in charge of their fate. Without condescending to the age group, we are given a moral message of right vs. wrong and how our actions influence not only our lives but …